Healthcare is not a luxury, and yet for hundreds of millions of people around the world, it is something that they cannot access due to financial and socioeconomic reasons outside of their control.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on how important good health is, and it’s also exposed how fragile a lot of healthcare systems around the world are and how many people are suffering as a result.
The good news is, you can help us distribute essential healthcare to those most in need by making a small donation to our appeal.
For more than 35 years, Muslim Aid has been working tirelessly to level the playing field when it comes to healthcare. Our goal has always been to improve access to quality healthcare for the most vulnerable members of society, including those who contract diseases, who are malnourished, and those who have sustained potentially fatal injuries.
So far, using your donations, we have been able to help millions of people around the world by administering essential medical aid in several forms. Our team has worked to and continues to provide severely malnourished children in famine-stricken countries with life-saving food provisions. We have sent emergency vehicles equipped with vital medical aid to active war zones like Syria and Gaza to help injured civilians caught in the crossfire. Our team has supported pregnant women in rural areas with antenatal care, as well as new mothers and babies with post-natal support. In addition, we have delivered essential vaccines and medicines to help prevent and effectively treat diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria, among others. We have already helped so many, but millions more are still in need.
One example of how essential our work is comes in the form of little Aisha.
Aisha was just eight months old when we met her, living in a rural area of Somalia. Like many others in the region, her family lives in a constant state of poverty. As a result, they’re unable to access a nutritious and secure food supply.
Aisha visited the Muslim Aid health centre with her mother in October 2019. Aisha’s mother was concerned that Aisha was suffering from diarrhoea and rapid weight loss. Her sister had previously endured this same issue. Following an assessment, Aisha was diagnosed with acute malnutrition and was admitted to the clinic for treatment.
Thankfully, Aisha began to recover following her treatment and has since been discharged. Her family has been given nutritious supplements and support, whilst the Muslim Aid programme continues to monitor her.
Help us eradicate preventable diseases and malnutrition
Our Muslim Aid health centres provide people living in rural communities and in poverty with easy access to life-saving vaccines, emergency nutrition supplies, and other treatment resources at a more local level.
By donating to our Medical Aid appeal, you can ensure we are able to continue our efforts, helping more people to live a healthy, long life free of disease and hardship. Your donation, no matter how big or small, can towards helping more people like Aisha. Please give what you can so our team can continue to save precious lives.